Yonkers man arrested for alleged grand larceny in Levittown


A Yonkers man was arrested for an alleged grand larceny in Levittown that occurred in March, according to Eight Squad police.

According to detectives, a homeowner performed a Google search for someone to fix cracks in his home’s foundation. The victim set up an appointment for the following day with Maichel Woods, a false name, claiming to work for Empire Foundation and Masonry in New York City. Woods, now known as Martin Ward, 27, was accused of collecting around $70,000 from the victim without performing the construction.

The victim made multiple attempts to contact Ward, but the only response received was to allegedly request an additional $36,000, which the victim did not provide. Ward was arrested on Tuesday, May 14.

Ward is charged with grand larceny and was arraigned on Wednesday, May 15 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Detectives request if anyone believes they may have been a victim of Ward to contact their local precinct or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.